CHHS softball to face Northview today

Published 11:05 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Charles Henderson’s softball team took one on the chin earlier in the week as the team fell to Auburn 10-1. The Trojans will now look to rebound as they play their first home game today at 5 p.m. at the Troy Sportsplex.

Charles Henderson looks to make a run at the Class 4A Area 3 title. Experience will be on the team’s side as head coach Robin Snyder returns seven starters from last year’s team.

Snyder will send four seniors onto the field, Becca Hartley, Madison Mahaffey, Olivia Hudson and Ashley Wilson. One more senior will be with the team but will be unable to play. Victoria Outlaw, who suffered a torn ACL and MCL in a volleyball match will likely be out for the year. Hudson is returning from a similar injury that she suffered last softball season.

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“They are both great leaders. Losing Victoria was a big hit to out team,” Snyder said. “It’s hard to replace people like that. We’ve got some young girls that we’re looking to step up for us this year and fill some of those roles.”

Hartley, who has signed to play softball for Troy, and Mahaffey will be the Trojans featured pitchers along with freshman Meredith Motes.

Snyder feels that the move to Class 4A doesn’t mean the game will become any easier.

“We’ve got some good teams in our area,” Snyder said. “Our overall goal is to win our area, win the regional tournament and compete for state.”

Charles Henderson’s area opponents are Headland, Ashford and Bullock County.